Nearly 100 years after the Roaring Twenties, developers are celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Jazz Age by bringing back the classic Art Deco architecture style of the era in new developments. Geometric crowns, stained glass, and materials like bronze, brick, and brass have inspired the design in these standout buildings. Ushering in the new ’20s, these modern creations offer a nod to the past while rebelling against the glass boxes that have dominated the New York skyline over the past 15 years.
Developed by the original builders of Rockefeller Center and designed with a vintage “Gotham-esque” flair, Rose Hill is a new 45-story luxury condominium tower currently under construction at 30 East 29th Street. With architecture and interior design by the acclaimed global architecture firm CetraRuddy, Rose Hill draws a direct connection back to Rockefeller Center with its heavy Art Deco influence of the 20th century. Rising over 600 feet in height, the building is eloquently clad in a bronze-tone façade, accented by intricate detailing that frames expansive glass windows. Taking its place among New York’s architectural icons and inspired by the Rockefeller Group’s landmark developments, decorative lighting will illuminate the tower’s base and crown to highlight the building’s unique articulation. The contemporary design, although rooted in the past, speaks to today’s modern New Yorker.
At The Kent on the Upper East Side, the classic uptown buildings of the 1920s have been reinvented. Renowned architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle, known for restoring classic buildings such as the Empire State Building and City Hall, designed The Kent to be reminiscent of landmark Art Deco buildings. The facade is constructed of classic brick and limestone, accented by metalwork paneling and large windows, with a series of steel and glass lanterns crowning the building. Indoors, celebrated designer Champalimaud designed interiors that evoke a different era, with custom chandeliers and Art Deco-inspired accents, including a French Vanilla marble fireplace and bar in the lobby lounge, and brass elevator doors that recall vintage elevator carriages.